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Diabetes Detection

Can Opticians Detect Diabetes?

A routine eye exam can reveal such a variety of potentially life-saving things. Many people today are living with type 2 diabetes without even knowing…
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Can an Eye Test Detect Diabetes

Short answer - yes! When attending an eye test the optometrist will not only advise you on whether you need glasses but will also do…
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Why Can’t My Opticians Strengthen My Lenses?

This is a question that is often asked by people who are suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD affects the part of the eye…
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Help - my eyes are dry

4 Dry Eye Health Tips

Once your optometrist knows what is causing your dry eye, they can give you advice on how to manage it. There are four main ways…
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Commonly asked eye test related questions
Q1. Can I book an eye test online?

A1. Yes, many opticians now give you the option to book an eye test via their website or through an external booking system. We help you find independent opticians you can book with instantly and conveniently.

Q2. How do I book a free NHS eye test?

A2. Booking a free NHS eye test is very easy. You will book an eye test as normal, then you will be asked to fill out an NHS form. You will also need to bring a document as proof you are entitled to a free eye test.


To get a free NHS eye test you need to be eligible for one of the following requirements;

. Under 16
. 16-18 and in full-time education
. 60 and over
. Have glaucoma / likely to get it / have a family member with glaucoma
. Receiving some type of income support
. Pension credit
. Valid NHS HC2 certificate

Q3. When should I book an eye test?

A3. You should have an eye test every two years, but if you are concerned about your eye health and have noticed something different, you should book an eye test as soon as possible. Also, if you are told by a professional to have more regular appointments follow this advice as it could be due to you being at risk of an eye condition.

Q4. Can I book an eye test for my child?

A4. Yes, you can book your child in for an eye test. You should book them in for their first eye test when they are around 4 years old. If you have any concerns about their vision prior to this there is tests your optician can use to determine their vision ability.